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Local critics bond over 007 adventure 'Skyfall'

The 23rd James Bond movie "Skyfall" is the only new film seeing a wide release this weekend, and local film critics say the latest 007 adventure thriller starring Daniel Craig reaches dizzying new heights.
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By Tim Lammers

The 23rd James Bond movie "Skyfall" is the only new film seeing a wide release this weekend, and local film critics say the latest 007 adventure thriller starring Daniel Craig reaches dizzying new heights.

Chris Hewitt of the Pioneer Press declares "Skyfall" as "Bond at his best," which finds M (Judi Dench) targeted by ex-agent Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), who claims he was betrayed by the venerable head of MI6 years before.

Hewitt also praises the story, which "allows Dench and Craig to go deeper than any Bond characters have ever gone" -- and points out that the "wickedly funny" Silva "feels almost like Bardem was inspired by 'Project Runway's' stern-but-glam Heidi Klum."

Here's my take on "Skyfall" on KARE 11 News At 11:

Colin Covert of the Star Tribune gave "Skyfall" four out of four stars, saying it "restores the Bond saga to life."

Like Hewitt, Covert praised the script, saying it "delivers breakneck action without sacrificing sharp intelligence."

See the trailer for "Skyfall" below:

Bring Me The News news curator Tim Lammers is also a nationally-syndicated movie journalist whose work appears on more than 50 TV affiliate web sites in the U.S. Tim has interviewed more than 1,000 major actors and filmmakers throughout his career, and locally, he reviews films on "KARE 11 Today" and WCCO Radio. Tim's work is also featured on his website, StrictlyCinema.com.

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